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Category: Cool

Doing The Laundry (Room)

Doing The Laundry (Room)

Las Vegas is full of shows. On any given night, you can see aquatic marvels, acrobats flying through the air or balanced precariously, slight of hand feats of wonder or your favourite artist performing or you can enjoy laughs aplenty. If you are a cocktailer, […]

Falling for Iguazu

Falling for Iguazu

Iguazu Falls may suffer from an identity crisis. While the name means “Big Water”, the falls are referred to as Iguazu Falls (English), Iguazú Falls (Argentina), Iguassu Falls (Brazil) or Iguaçu Falls (Brazil). Whatever the name, they are the largest waterfall system in the world. How large? Nearly […]

Buenos Aires Blossoms, Bottles and Booze

Buenos Aires Blossoms, Bottles and Booze

Buenos Aires has a very European vibe, from the extremely French architecture to the wide, tree-lined streets. On one smaller tree-lined street, there is an elegantly-appointed florist shop called Floreria Atlantico. Large containers of roses, lilies, sunflowers and other blossoms fill the store with gorgeous scents. […]

Luxurious Luxardo

Luxurious Luxardo

Luxardo seems to be experiencing quite a revival right now. To be honest, there are a lot of people out there (myself included) who are thinking, “Hey what took you so long”? This is definitely an old school liqueur! How old school? Well, Luxardo and its distinctive […]

The Elin Marbles

The Elin Marbles

Have you all heard about the famous “Elgin Marbles”? You know, the marble sculptures created by Phidias which originally resided in the Parthenon in Greece. Lord Elgin (Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin) acquired them over a 10-year period in the early 1800s by […]

Drinking in the Cloakroom

Drinking in the Cloakroom

During Prohibition, the US saw more than its fair share of speakeasies and alcohol for these joints was smuggled across the border courtesy of Canada (American friends, you are welcome!). Secret knocks, secret doors, secret handshakes and having to “know” someone was all part and […]

Strega Cocktails

Strega Cocktails

Strega! The gorgeous yellow Italian liqueur! What a colour! What a flavour! What a name! If you read last week’s, just-in-time-for-Halloween, Strega post, you might have found yourself at the local liquor store with a Strega bottle in hand.  (If you didn’t read it, you can […]